Three In Four Domestic Violence Victims Go Unidentified In Emergency Rooms, Penn Study Shows from Penn Medicine, 3/16/11

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


The article reports, “More than three quarters of domestic violence victims who report the incidents to police seek health care in emergency rooms, but most of them are never identified as being victims of abuse during their hospital visit. These findings, from a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study, point to a missed opportunity to intervene and offer help to women who suffer violence at the hands of an intimate partner.”

Read the full article at: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2011/03/emergency-room-domestic-violence-identification/